“I Wouldn’t Call it Allegorizing” – Bible Backgrounds S1E12

On the final episode of this season of Bible Backgrounds, Dr. Craig Keener goes deep into the context of multiple New Testament passages that “quote” the Old Testament. Dr. Keener brings alive the OT allusions that appear in Matthew, Galatians and elsewhere, providing needed context and background to those works.


0:22 Quoting the OT out of context

3:30 Matthew’s use of Isaiah 7

9:55 Jesus’ quoting scripture in the wilderness

11:37 Matthew connecting Israel and Jesus

15:19 Galatians 4 and Paul

18:19 “Don’t muzzle an ox”

20:15 Modern-day bandwidth for applying new meaning to old text

26:45 Outro

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